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Mt. Pleasant council picks police chief

By Rachel Basinger 12:26 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council on Monday appointed Doug Sam as the new police chief. “I think this has been a protracted and, at times, contentious process, but we are very, very happy to welcome him to Mt. Pleasant,” said Cynthia Stevenson, chairwoman of the public safety committee. Councilman Paul Wagner was the ...

Fayette County man pleads guilty to attempted homicide for stabbing during argument

By Liz Zemba 12:11 a.m.
A Fayette County man who police said stabbed another man during an argument over a woman could spend up to 10 years in jail under terms of a plea bargain. On Monday, Robert John Perry, 54, of Republic entered guilty pleas ...

Masontown man Packroni identifies defendant Harris as attacker

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man who police said was beaten, along with two others, in his home identified his alleged attacker in court on Monday by the man’s eyes. Testifying before Judge Nancy Vernon, Ronald Packroni, 39, of Masontown pointed out Broderick ...

Big things happening for FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library

By Nancy Henry 12:21 a.m.
This week is a busy one for the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. On Thursday at 6 p.m., the organization will hold an open general ...

Connellsville Recreation Board looks for more choices at Movies at East Park

By Mark Hofmann 12:19 a.m.
The Connellsville Recreation Board is looking for additional movies for Movies at East Park to be held this summer. “Half the movie choices we put in are not available,” said Melissa Tzan, president of the Connellsville Recreation Board. On Monday, the ...

‘Hairspray Jr.’ comes to Connellsville

By Nancy Henry 12:19 a.m.
Tickets are on sale now for “Hairspray Jr.,” which is being presented by Connellsville Junior High CenterStage March 20-22 at the junior high auditorium. “Hairspray Jr.” ...

Carnegie Free Library plans Big Book Sale

By Nancy Henry
Saturday, the Big Book Sale at Carnegie Free Library will be held 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. This sale is sponsored twice a year by the FRIENDS of Carnegie Free Library. Hundreds of gently used books are sorted for shoppers to ...

St. Rita of Cascia Roman Catholic Church marks centennial in Connellsville

By Marilyn Forbes
When the culturally diverse City of Connellsville was seeking a Catholic church for its Italian immigrants, the Rev. Enrico DeVivo answered a plea. The St. Rita ...

Geibel seniors land lead roles

By Linda Harkcom
Two seniors will take the lead roles in Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School’s production of “Legally Blonde.” Director, producer and music director Nick Bell has chosen ...

Rabies clinic for dogs, cats set for Saturday in Uniontown

By Beth Lynn
A rabies clinic will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Tractor Supply store, 575 Morgantown Road, Uniontown. Dr. Tanya Fronczek of Rolling Hills Veterinary Clinic will be the veterinarian providing the clinic. Rabies shots cost $10, distemper shots are ...

New Horizon 4-H member says showmanship, bonding key to showing lambs

By Barbara Starn
Keeping her eye on the judge paid off for Sadie Richter, 10, of Acme. The New Horizons 4-H member and her lamb, Bruiser, won champion ...

Western Pa. nonprofits roll dice on casino company grants

By Mary Pickels
Twenty-four nonprofits throughout Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland and Washington counties are among 150 entrants vying for $50,000 in grants through the Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.’s Community Aces Challenge 2015. One $15,000 grant and one $10,000 grant each will be awarded in ...

‘Phantom’ breezes into Laurel Highlands High School

By Marilyn Forbes
With its lavish sets and costumes, timeless story of love and haunting musical score, “Phantom of the Opera” is one of the best known and ...

Creepy, kooky cast bringing ‘The Addams Family’ to Connellsville Area stage

By Marilyn Forbes
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ookey, and they are coming to the Connellsville Area High School stage as the students ...

Fayette County motorist accused of firing shots when good Samaritans stop at crash scene

By Paul Peirce
A Fayette County man was arraigned Friday on charges related to a Dec. 20 crash in Brownsville, where police say he indiscriminately fired two handguns into the air as good Samaritans stopped to assist him and his injured passenger. John W. ...

Temp slowly rising in Fay-West area

By Mark Hofmann
Sunday is the first day of March and most Fay-West area residents are hoping to say good-bye to winter soon. But, not so fast. For the past ...

Suspect in Uniontown woman’s homicide surrenders to police, claims innocence

By Mary Pickels  and Renatta Signorini
A Uniontown man charged with homicide in the death of his longtime girlfriend last week has denied he fired the fatal shots. “He says he didn’t ...

Uniontown podiatrist, 6 others charged in prescription painkiller scheme

By Renatta Signorini
A Uniontown podiatrist and six of his patients are set to be arraigned Monday on charges related to a prescription painkiller scheme. During an Aug. 8 interview, William Todd Ainsley, 39, of North Union admitted to investigators that he had a ...

Connellsville robbery suspect has bail modified

By Mark Hofmann
A suspect in a residential robbery that occurred this month in Connellsville had his bail modified and was placed in Fayette County Prison because the ...

Charges dropped in dad’s stabbing in South Connellsville

By Mark Hofmann
Charges of attempted involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and simple assault were dismissed Thursday against a South Connellsville man who was charged with stabbing his father ...

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